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World War 1 Vocab

10 definitions and words

alliance an agreement between nations to help defend one another if attacked by an enemy
militarism the build up of armed forces and weapons for defensive or offensive purposes
nationalism extreme patriotism which causes a country to avoid cooperation or peace talks with other nations
World War 1 Allies France, Great Britain, Russia, Serbia, Belgium(later, the US)
World War 1 Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey(Ottoman Empire), Bulgaria
Lusitania a British passenger ship sunk by German U-boats with 100 Americans aboard in 1915
Zimmerman Telegram a telegram from Germany urging Mexico to attack the US.(Using German money) The Germans promised to attack American merchant ships. When they did, we declared war on them.
Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson's peace plan which called for freedom of the seas, reducing the size of armies and navies, lower trade barriers, and a new League of Nations to solve international conflicts.
League of Nations an international organization proposed by Woodrow Wilson which promised to protect the independence of small nations from larger, aggressive nations
ratify to officially give approval to, as in a treaty. Congress refused to ratify ending World War 1 because isolationism senators thought that joining the League of Nations would commit American soldiers to foreign wars
Created by: softballover88



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